Its scent is described as “slightly peppery with a hint of nutmeg” and the flavor as “slightly nutty, sweet and peppery”

annato powder


Annatto and its extracts are now widely used in an artisanal or industrial scale as a coloring agent in many processed food products, such as cheeses, dairy spreadsbutter and margarinecustardscakes and other baked goods, potatoessnack foodsbreakfast cerealssmoked fishsausages, and more. In these uses, annatto is a natural alternative to synthetic food coloring compounds

Some of the most impressive health benefits of annatto include its ability to promote healthy digestion, strengthen bones, prevent neural tube defects, promote healing, lower fevers, boost eye health, eliminate headaches, reduce nausea, and protect respiratory distress.

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